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Raak Name Meaning

Eastern German: from Sorbian, Polish, Czech, and Slovak rak ‘crab’, presumably applied as a nickname or possibly as a metonymic occupational name for someone who sold shellfish. German: nickname from Middle High German rac ‘taut’, ‘stretched’; ‘busy’, ‘free’. German: from a short form of any of various personal names beginning with Rac-. Shortened form of Dutch van Raak, a habitational name from any of various places named De Raak.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Rank, Rak, Kraak, Haar, Rock, Ramm, Raap, Laas, Raad, Rack

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Raak Family Origin

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Raak Family Occupations

What did your Raak ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Raak family was Works In Shingle Mill. Farmer, Clothing Store and Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raak. The most common Raak occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Raak's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Clothing Store

    14%
  • Stone Mason

    14%
  • Works In Shingle Mill

    14%

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Raak Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raak census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Raak. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Raak. For the veterans among your Raak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raak Life Expectancy

What is the average Raak lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Raak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Raak in 1965 was 68, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raak ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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